Pride celebrants and religious protesters in St. Louis, Missouri on June 28, 2015. (Photo/Michael B. Thomas/AFP/Getty Images)

After Liberal SCOTUS Victories, Can GOP Turn Lemons Into Lemonade?

These two court decisions are a blow to conservatives, but also provide conservatives, and aspiring Republican presidential candidates, the opportunity to demonstrate not only that they are capable of governance, but that they are even interested in governance. Those conservatives who spend the next months railing against what they see as a terrible Supreme Court decision on marriage equality, often using jarringly apocalyptic and biblical language, are essentially conceding that they are not all that interested in governing or even winning. Republican candidates who interpret these decisions as an opportunity to deemphasize losing positions on social issues while refocusing on economic issues and even the ACA, on the other hand, will demonstrate, that they at least have a general sense of what it means to be President and how to get there.

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